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Old 01-09-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
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Cool2 KTM LC4 - Aux. Lights

Hello,

anybody out there mount and use the Piaa 55w aux. driving lights on their LC4 ? I'm interested if this will work with the charging / electical system without problems or if this is too much drain. I've got a old pair off a previous bike and wanted some real world opinions before I mount/ wire up.

tks, bryan

Thanks for the ideas and responces ... my application is for a
2004 KTM SMC 625 ..didn't know all those lc4's had different charging systems.

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Old 01-09-2008, 09:19 AM   #2
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You only have 200W maximum to play with. Throwing 110W at two driving lights will get you close to battery drain. Why not look into HID?
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:29 AM   #3
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You only have 200W maximum to play with. Throwing 110W at two driving lights will get you close to battery drain. Why not look into HID?
That is good advice, and there are reasonably priced options too.
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:32 AM   #4
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That is good advice, and there are reasonably priced options too.
Would love some links or info. Haven't seen much specifically relating to the LC4 Non-Adventure...
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:07 PM   #5
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Would love some links or info. Haven't seen much specifically relating to the LC4 Non-Adventure...
Try here: http://trailtech.net/single_lights.html

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:23 PM   #6
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I've run one 55W aux light on mine with no problems. I made a bracket out of a bit of alu angle to attach it to the handguard mount.

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:45 PM   #7
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I've run one 55W aux light on mine with no problems. I made a bracket out of a bit of alu angle to attach it to the handguard mount.

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Yeabutt.... that only works in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:58 PM   #8
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Yeabutt.... that only works in the Southern Hemisphere.
No this is a good point Chrissy-poo - differences between the E and ADV. I don't recall any statements on the E's charging output and standard load.

Thanks Clintnz! I've been watching the Lord of the Rings movies again (bedridden with the flu) and lusting over your countryside...

Come to look, the original poster didn't say which model LC4...
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:20 PM   #9
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It took some time and I now have it booked marked.
Yet this is the way I'm going with my Adventure....
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197163
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:41 PM   #10
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I installed only high beam HID. 89$. Works great. I had to change one fuse from 10 to 15.
Plenty of light
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No this is a good point Chrissy-poo - differences between the E and ADV. I don't recall any statements on the E's charging output and standard load.

Thanks Clintnz! I've been watching the Lord of the Rings movies again (bedridden with the flu) and lusting over your countryside...

Come to look, the original poster didn't say which model LC4...
E should be the same, save the minor difference in the headlamp... Herr Meatsheisse
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:03 PM   #12
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E should be the same, save the minor difference in the headlamp... Herr Meatsheisse
The headlamps are the biggest piggy-poo(s) in the ADV system, so "minor" may not be an appropriate qualifier and clintnz is a very reliable source of poop.

That's not right either... how about Fleischkopf? Hey, wait a minute, some bugger's already got that handle. How about Herr Fleischstock?
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:05 PM   #13
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No this is a good point Chrissy-poo - differences between the E and ADV. I don't recall any statements on the E's charging output and standard load. ...
I doubt there are any differences. I know I've run 60W high beam + 55W aux light + 35W heated grips for long periods with no probs.

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Thanks Clintnz! I've been watching the Lord of the Rings movies again (bedridden with the flu) and lusting over your countryside...
Good aye! I might have to watch them again soon too & get some inspiration for the next Sth Is trip. Get well soon

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Old 01-09-2008, 05:32 PM   #14
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I doubt there are any differences. I know I've run 60W high beam + 55W aux light + 35W heated grips for long periods with no probs.
What is your headlight draw clint?

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Good aye! I might have to watch them again soon too & get some inspiration for the next Sth Is trip. Get well soon

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Old 01-09-2008, 06:28 PM   #15
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the lc4 e has the same charging output as all other "640" lc4 engines. chris is right... 110w is bordering on the edge.

you may be ok. you probably will not. if it's an adv bike you've aready got your 2 oem lamps, then you wan to double them with a couple hundred watts max?

hid is by far the best option. trailtech are nice as are many of the hid conversion kits available online (ebay has hundreds). i'd try an hid in the main lamp first, then add more if need be.
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